Does this feel like the same momentum you built up at Chelsea?
No, I think it’s different. I don’t like to compare different situations. Also because there’s too big a difference with my experience in the past. Also because I remember very well I started the season and when you start the season you have the possibility to work with your players and to also make decisions about your players.
This is different. For sure we have to continue to improve, to exploit the confidence that is going to improve us.
We know very well, I know very well, we have a big job to do. It’s good to get three points, to score three goals with your three strikers.
It’s good to keep another clean sheet. We know very well we have to work very hard to improve the situation. As always I like to tell. We had to load and run.
What have you made of the growing link-up between Emerson and Lucas?
We’re talking about two Brazilian players. For sure, being the same nationality helps them.
I’m happy because they have a good link and connection but for sure Emerson has big space for improvement.
Emerson is very young and he has to continue to work. In that side, to have Lucas Moura and this good connection could be good for the whole team.
On Lucas, just how important is his speed and movement to your team?
I think we have the strikers that are very good at receiving the ball and creating something important, to make assists. At the same time we have very good strikers when they have space in front of us to attack.
We’re trying to improve both situations. When you find a team that stays in their half, you have to be good to use more quality.
Not run but to use all your quality to make a good pass, to beat a man in a small space. But for us it’s great to have these type of strikers. Steven Bergwijn is another player with these characteristics.
We have to continue to work and continue this with the strikers. I’m happy today because they scored and they have to thank the rest of the team because they worked very hard to create chances. They scored and I am very happy for them.
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